TheBund

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Shanghai, China
September 20th, 2013

About this event

以上海最具代表性的地标性区域——外滩为名,在历史的大背景下展望未来,寻求跨界合作与创新。我们关注这座城市,珍视它的过去;我们为日复一日生活在这座城市里的记录者,努力为这座城市的未来默默付出的行动者,积极为这座城市探寻出路的拍砖者搭建平台,倾听他们对应于未来城市的设想;我们汇聚同样关心这座城市的居住者,他们充满探索精神、乐于分享与尝试不同的可能性,他们渴望自身的成长与进步,同时对社会充满关怀,对新事物充满期待。期望大家一起行动,推动积极的行动倡议,共同向未来的理想城市前进一小步。
Named after the most renowned site of Shanghai – The Bund, we broaden our outlook for the future with respect of its glorious past and seek cross-boundary cooperation and innovations. We care for this city and its history. We build a platform for recorders of city history and changes, activists who give it all for this city, and critics who relentlessly search for a better option for this city, and listen to their ideas about future city. We gather concerned citizens in this city who are explorative, willing to share, dare to try out different possibilities, and also eager for self-improvement, care for the society and novel things. We hope to push forward positive action plan together towards ideal future city step by step.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Hong Wang
    Mr. Wang Hong, programmer that witnessed and contributed to a decade of ever-changing trend in the field of internet community. Indelible interest in anything that is fun and technology related. Ever since he was little, dismantling and reassembling toys, mechanical and electronic products were his biggest hobby. Now his enthusiasm is in the application of open source hardware in home furnishing. He dreams of building his own intelligent house.
  • Xin He
    He Xin, PhD of ecology in College of Life Sciences, East China Normal University. He studies animal ecology and conservation biology, and engages in long-term wild animal tracking and investigation in the field, focusing on the endangered mammal Chinese Water Deer. Walking in the wildness, watching bird, taking photograph and studying paleontology take up most of his spare time. He is a senior member of Wild Bird Society of Shanghai and columnist for popular science magazine The Science for Juvenile.
  • Yaohui Jin
    Dr. Jin Yaohui, professor and doctoral adviser of School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), deputy director of SJTU Network Information Center. Self-mocked as the omnipotent network manager, he took charge in several pioneer national science and technology projects. He contributed a great deal in areas such as big data and cloud computing in recent years. With a strong sense of social responsibility, he hoped to combine his big data knowledge with environmental technology to start a revolution of involving public into the supervision of our environment.
  • Quan Zhang
    Zhang Quan, deputy-Chief Editor of Life Magazine in China, Master’s Degree from Fudan University. He was three times winner (2008, 2010 and 2013) of Awards for Editorial Excellence by SOPA (The Society of Publishers in Asia). Focusing on the history and reality of cities for several years, he published The Dying Cities-The Life of Sixteen Cities from Late Qing Dynstay to Republic of China, drawing our attention to the beauty of lost architecture.
  • Lijuan Zhang
    Zhang Lijuan, (Juan Zi), founder of Green Tomato. Concern for social innovation, she devoted to promoting reading industry via internet technology application. By combining library with internet, she created a new social enterprise model and established the largest Chinese on-line real book library in the world, promoting national reading in a creative way.
  • Xiaoxia Cao
    Shanghai City Symphony Orchestra, founded and directed by famous conductor Maetro Cao Peng, gathers together a group of music-loving amateurs. With their diligence and persistence, they opened up a window to exquisite art music for general public. Committed to charity and public welfare, they organized “Angel’s Companion” Salon, dedicated to color the world for children with autism. Ms. Cao Xiaoxia, daughter of Mr. Cao Peng, tells us the story about city, music and love.
  • Sophia Lin
    Curator, Art Worker, Cross-disciplinary collaboration advocate, Make+ art & technology program (makeplus.org) founder and director, and co-founder and exhibition curator of Basement 6 experimental art space (b6cshanghai.com). Make+ encourages citizen to make ideas happen for a change.
  • Yijing Lin
    Lin Yijing studies and spread the message of beauty. Born in Taiwan, highly influenced by Japanese culture, she has a unique insight of diversified aestheticism. Any domain relevant to beauty in life is familiar to her. She believes beauty is close bound up with our heart. All the feelings come from the daily life what we see and what we experience. Beauty is not so much external as beauty in food, clothes, housing and entertainment, but involves in the relationship between people and objects. Let us revaluate the beauty together.

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Venue and Details

EF Office Building 1F
No. 258 Tongren Road
Shanghai,
China

Event Type (what is this?) TEDxCity2.0

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Shanghai, China

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